Robertson 2020 Photo Award Winners

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We are proud to announce Robertson’s 2020 Photo Award Winners! The quality of submissions continues to raise the bar for this competition and we are thrilled to see such design and innovation within our industry. Congratulations to all of our winners!

 

Robertson’s 2020 Building of the Year

The winning project is the Train Station by Superior Industrial Services in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

This project is located in the Historical Canal District in Sault Ste Marie. The builder chose finishes that blend with the existing structures and incorporated repeating arched windows to mimic the original Gothic/Romanesque Revival style of the area as much as possible, while building on Robertson’s frame. This project is divided into four main areas. The first of which is The Train Station. There is a ticket desk, Employee offices and a waiting area for rainy days. The second area is an interactive gallery and retail space. The third area is a local craft 30 barrel brewery. The final space is home to a pub which seats over 100 people. Adjacent to these areas, is an outdoor rink with refrigeration that has its own Zamboni room and change rooms for the players to use.

  • Framing: Multi-Span Building, Double-Slope with Straight Columns
  • Total square footage: 20,918
  • Building sizes:
  • Building 1: 12,798 sq. ft.
  • Building 2: 8,120 sq. ft.

 

Agricultural Category Winner

The winning project is Dutch Growers New Garden Centre by Westridge Construction in Regina, Saskatchewan.

This two-building project is a commercial garden centre complete with greenhouses and a warehouse. The main retail area consists of a 24’ high building for retail sales along with offices and a mezzanine level. Previously this area of land was a golf driving range and the owners purchased the property in 2019 with design commencing in the fall of the same year and finalized it in the spring of 2020.

  • The total square feet of this project is 14,010
  • Framing: Clear Span Building, Double-Slope with Straight Columns
  • Wall panel: CF Mesa Embossed in Solar White, Charcoal Gray and Ash Gray
  • Roof panel: Double-Lok in Ash Gray

 

 

Automotive Category Winner

The winning project is TSTC Solution Truck Centre by Thomas Design Builders in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

This truck center is a state of art 82,000 square foot Freightliner dealership consisting of sales offices, express assessment, service shop, and parts. The project consists of three building and includes Pre-engineered buildings and an inverted pre-engineered structure with a conventional flat roof system. The building also has a 2nd floor structure provided by Robertson. ·

  • Framing:
  • Clear Span Building, Double-Slope with Straight Columns
  • Multi-Span Building, Single-Slope with Straight Columns
  • Wall panel: AVP and PBC in Charcoal Gray and Black
  • Roof panel: Double-Lok and Galvalume
  • Building sizes:
  • Building 1: 31,440 sq. ft.
  • Building 2: 12,155 sq. ft.
  • Building 3: 10,500 sq. ft.

 

Aviation Category Winner

The winning project is the Dock Hangar by Kodiak Steel Buildings in Sarasota, Florida.

This winning aviation project is not your average hangar. It was built on Rock and Timber Cribs and is situated 150′ off the shore on the water. It was designed with additional rod bracing to reduce kick-out forces. This hangar was featured on the February issue of Our Home Magazine.due to its uniqueness. ·

  • Total square footage is 2,200 sq ft.
  • Framing: Clear Span Building, Double-Slope with Straight Columns
  • Roof panel: Batten-Lok in Coal Black

 

Commercial Category Winner

The winning project is Blackburn Brewhouse by Design Construct Solutions in St. Catharines, Ontario.

This project is an interesting mix of the craft brewing culture. This facility was built to be an experience and a brewing machine, with everything from interactive entertainment to dining, all while producing incredible amounts of contract beer brewing. ·

  • Total square feet:
  • Framing: Multi-Span Building, Single-Slope with Tapered Columns
  • Wall panel: PBR in Charcoal
  • Roof panel: Double-Lok in Galvalume
  • Building sizes:
  • Building 1: 7,200 sq. ft.
  • Building 2: 21,600 sq. ft.
  • Building 3: 4,800 sq. ft.

 

Government Category Winner

The winning project is Leslieville Public Services by Camdon Construction in Red Deer, Alberta, a combined fire hall and public works facility.

  • Framing:
  • Multi-Span Building, Single-Slope with Tapered Columns
  • Multi-Span Building, Single-Slope with Straight Columns
  • Wall panel: AVP in Ash Gray and Charcoal Gray
  • Roof panel: Double-Lok in Galvalume Plus, with Robertson’s Thermal System
  • Building size: 9,600 sq. ft.

Manufacturing Category Winner

The winning project is Lowry Manufacturing by Thomas Design Builders in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

This is a 24,840 sq. ft. warehouse with a 3,000 sq. ft. office area. The building also has a 3,000 sq. ft. second floor mezzanine.

  • Wall panel: FW-120, AVP, PBU and PBR in Charcoal Gray and Coal Black
  • Roof panel: Double-Lok in Galvalume

Office Category Winner

The winning project, a new manufacturing and office facility, is Rapid Design Group by Camdon Construction in Red Deer, Alberta.

  • Total sq. ft.: 18,370
  • Framing: Clear Span Building, Single-Slope with Tapered and Straight Columns
  • Wall panel: AVP in Ash Gray
  • Roof panel: Double-Lok in Galvalume
  • Building sizes:
  • Building 1: 15,750 sq. ft.
  • Building 2: 2,800 sq. ft.

 

Recreation Category Winner

The winning project is the Thorndale Recreation Centre by MCI Design Build in London, Ontario.

This project is a community recreation facility complete with multi-use gymnasium, community meeting rooms, administration offices, storage areas, washrooms, change rooms and a kitchen. It is made up of 5 buildings for a total of 16,997 square feet.

  • Framing: Clear Span Building, Single-Slope with Tapered Columns and a lean-to
  • Wall panel: FW-120 and PBR in Solar White and Polar White
  • Roof panel: Double-Lok in Galvalume Plus
  • Building Sizes:
  • Building 1: 7,438 sq. ft.
  • Building 2: 4,242 sq. ft.
  • Building 3: 2,100 sq. ft.
  • Building 4: 1,723 sq. ft.
  • Building 5: 1,495 sq. ft. 

Retail & Restaurant Category Winner

The winning project is the Train Station by Superior Industrial Services in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. This project also won the  2020 Robertson Building of The Year.

  • Framing: Multi-Span Building, Double-Slope with Straight Columns
  • Total square footage: 20,918
  • Building sizes:
  • Building 1: 12,798 sq. ft.
  • Building 2: 8,120 sq. ft.

 

Storage Category Winner

The winning project is Euroline Appliance Warehouse by Lanca Contracting in Brantford, Ontario.

  • Framing: Multi-Span Building, Double-Slope with Tapered Columns
  • Wall panel: CF Mesa in Solar White, Burnished Slate and Ash Gray
  • Roof panel: Standing seam roof in Galvalume Plus

 

Warehouse and Distribution Category Winner

The winning project is FedEx Ground by Advance Design and Construction in Medicine Hat, Alberta.

This is a package shipping and receiving depot designed to accommodate a high quantity of shipping packages in a short order turn around.

  • Framing: Clear Span Building, Double-Slope with Straight Columns
  • Multi Span Building, Single-Slope with Tapered Columns
  • Wall panel: AVP in Ash Gray
  • Roof panel: Double-Lok in Galvalume Plus